BURGERZ by Travis Alabanza


BURGERZ first premiered at Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studios in 2018. It is now touring internationally with more UK dates planned for 2020.



“Alabanza takes an act of violence and transforms it into something both beautiful and brutal” Lyn Gardner, Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“Humane and heart-rending…Alabanza is sassy and witty, feeding off the audience like a seasoned cabaret star” The Guardian

★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★ Across The Arts ★★★★ Arthur’s Seat ★★★★ The List
★★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★★ LGBTQ Arts Review ★★★★★ British Theatre
★★★★★ LondonTheatre ★★★★★ Somewhere EDI

Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged Burgers.

After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers. How they are made, how they feel, and smell. How they travel through the air. How the mayonnaise feels on your skin. This show is the climax of their obsession – exploring how trans bodies survive and how, by them reclaiming an act of violence, we can address our own complicity.

Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful.

Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay
Designer Soutra Gilmour
Associate Designer Isabella Van Braeckel
Lighting Design Lee Curran & Lauren Woodhead
Sound Design XANA
Movement Nando Messias

Running time approx 1hr | Suitable for ages 14+

BURGERZ is now touring internationally with more UK dates planned for 2020.

For booking enquiries please contact sam@hackneyshowroom.com



Developed in association with Ovalhouse & Marlborough Theatre
Supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund & Bishopsgate Institute
BURGERZ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019